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Escape the Winter Blues by Exploring Your Travel Dreams

04/02/2011 08:50

NEW YORK,(PRNewswire/ -- Intended to inspire consumers to follow their travel dreams, leading luxury travel network, Virtuoso®, has launched its fifth annual VIRTUOSO LIFE® Travel Dreams Sweepstakes. The survey, now available at, helps consumers explore their travel desires, which a Virtuoso travel advisor can transform into an unbelievable experience. Consumers can set sail for their own journey and see where their travel dreams will take them next, possibly even Venice, as sweepstakes participants are automatically entered to win a dream cruise from Crystal Cruises.


Virtuoso cites the concept of luxury as the ability to customize and deliver flawlessly, and the network's elite advisors say it starts with a conversation with the client. The survey helps would-be travelers not only determine where they want to go next, but why and with whom, by inquiring about specific destinations and experiences and what makes them so appealing. Virtuoso feels that determining travelers' motivations and expectations are the key to discovering the heart of their travel wants.  


"The Travel Dreams survey allows us to better understand where Virtuoso clients – some of the most well traveled people in the world – have set their sights for upcoming trips," says Elaine Srnka, editorial director of VIRTUOSO LIFE magazine. "Not only does their input assist the travel planning process, but it helps determine the editorial direction for our magazine.  These upscale travelers tell us where we need to focus our attention by naming the destinations that have captured their attention."


The online Travel Dreams Sweepstakes survey is now live at This brief exercise will help consumers reflect on their travel dreams, and reviewing the endless options of cities, countries, islands and waterways is sure to lead to some daydreaming as well.  

Eligible U.S. residents who participate in the survey will be entered to win one of six prizes including:

  • Grand Prize – One lucky winner will set sail on an incredible, 11-day Mediterranean cruise for two, provided by Crystal Cruises®. The dream voyage sails from Istanbul to Venice on Crystal Serenity, while enjoying all the perks of Virtuoso Voyager Club®, the premier cruise enhancement program. The prize also includes a $2,000 per couple "All-Inclusive. As You Wish." shipboard spending credit.  
  • Runner-up Prize – Five additional winners will each take a home a $1,000 cash prize.

The survey must be completed by March 31, 2011 .  U.S. residents are eligible to win. Survey results and winners will be featured in the July/August 2011 issue of VIRTUOSO LIFE magazine. The VIRTUOSO LIFE Travel Dreams survey, sweepstakes entry form, and complete rules, terms & conditions are available at

SOURCE Virtuoso(R)

CONTACT: Misty Ewing, CTA, Virtuoso - Director, Public Relations, Office +1-212-588-8242, Cell +1-206-484-8022,, or Emily Venugopal or Jami Gordon-Smith, The Brandman Agency, Office +1-212-683-2442,,

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